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NASCAR bans Confederate Flag from its events and racetracks

Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Amid the worldwide protests following George Floyd’s death, NASCAR just took a very big stand against racial injustice. This afternoon, the stock car series announced it is banning the confederate flag from its events and racetracks.

“The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry,” the statement read. “Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”

The move comes after Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black driver, said there is no place for the confederate flag in the sport and called for it to be banned. Tonight, Wallace will drive a Chevrolet with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme in a race at the Martinsville Speedway:


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58 Comments for NASCAR bans Confederate Flag from its events and racetracks

  1. JoeMoney333
    5:41 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    I have never understood the affinity for the flag of traitors and losers.

    • UKFanSC
      8:14 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Apparently there are many things you don’t understand

    • Ned T.
      11:51 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      You are a thinker and a historian. You public school education has done you well.

    • 4everUKBlue
      3:06 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Joe’s indoctrination is very deep seeded for sure.

    • Megan
      6:58 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Wasn’t the Civil War a war between the United States and those who seceded or formally withdrew from the United States? A better definition of un-American there cannot be. Those states did lose the war, but I believe one of the terms of their surrender was that they could continue to behave like asses for eternity.

      Nevertheless, a good move by NASCAR. Like so many things, long overdue. We won’t have to wait long, if this virus is any indication, before someone shows up with a confederate shirt and a gun and dares anyone to deny entry.

  2. nocode96
    5:54 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Cool. It’s almost like it’s 2020 or something and the only rain anyone flies this flag is because they are 100% racist dolts. The south lost, slavery was abolished… you guys have gotten to have your fun the last 150 years by playing cops or whatever and you’ve made it okay to be racist hicks, but that flash and everything it stands for is going down for good. Wish some of you would treat the American flag the way you treat that rebel flag, then maybe you’d quit getting upset about quarterbacks kneeling and realizing the ones really disrespecting the flag were all you and your Stars and Stripes disposable plates, or bikinis, or t shirts… that kind of stuff is far more disrespectful to our flag than a brown dude kneeling during a made up anthem. I’ll say it again, wish you folks would just own up and admit it isn’t about the flag, or the kneeling…. just admit to your disdain for dark skin, we all already know any way.

    And if you SAN’s really due on that while kneeling thing, you should research who got Kap to start kneeling in the first place. The answer may surprise you. Hint: it’s a white military veteran that has fought in actual wars… that’s who told kap to kneel and he’s the reason kneeling became a thing. But, add I’m sure with all your other mental gymnastics you go through, you’ll find a way to absolve the white guy.

    • rlee7932
      5:59 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Too many of those people subscribe to the stirring words of Alexander Stephens, VP of the confederate states:

      “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition,”

    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      6:05 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      More or less Arianism

    • Mc12
      6:05 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      I honestly don’t care about the confederate flag and I didn’t care about Kaepernick kneeling originally. What bothered me with him was the generalization that the cops are pigs socks represented since I hate generalizations. Then the Castro shirt and the sympathy he showed to him was odd and disappointed many in the Cuban-American community. Then lastly when he bashed the US military regarding a counter-strike that killed an Iranian terrorist behind the killing of hundreds of US troops of all colors. Additionally the cops are hunting black people comments have no statistical support. Now if the focus was clearly articulated and focused on equal application of the law and racial profiling, it would be easier to debate from his perspective. Using the anthem, however, created an issue in which although it provided him the microphone he wanted, also caused many to rebuke the message.
      Just my opinion.

    • Mc12
      6:51 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      I’m voting Trump because of the violent crime bill co-sponsored by Biden and the negative impact that had on the black community along with several other items from his political past. Plus he’s been a politician for so long you’d think he would have fixed all these problems he speaks about.

    • ziplock
      6:52 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Not only do the numbers not show cops are treating blacks worse than whites, if we switch to communism, which is what they are pushing, it’s not going to be like you imagine. It’s going to be like China. China uses capital punishment for drug dealers. Also, look at China on the way they deal with Uighur Muslims. They are forced into re-education camps where they are used in forced labor and Uighur women are being bread by Chinese men by the thousands to change the Uighur culture. Commies always lie to get in power.

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:35 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

  3. mcp157
    6:13 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    We will know we are past racism when the mention of your race is not needed. More white people are gunned down by the police than black. The chance of a policeman dying from a criminal’s gunshot is 18 times greater than an armed black men. It’s just not interesting on CNN, MSNBC or any of the liberal daily wipes that most Americans get their news from. This recent blast of propaganda, like COVID-19, is a political ploy to dethrone Trump. I am not a fan of Trump but will vote for him versus these Democrat phonies bending their knee, the latest political kissing baby photo opportunity.

    • Han
      6:32 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      > More white people are gunned down by the police than black.

      Almost like there are more white people in the country…

      But the incidences of excessive force, officer-on-civilian shootings, and the like are disproportionately high for African Americans/Blacks. That means it happens to them more than it should given the size of their population.

      And if you dare to talk about photo ops after the President gassed peaceful protestors to pretend to be Christian for a couple photos (no praying, no surveying the damage, no other actual reason to be there than to play pretend), you have no shame.

      If you’re voting for Trump, it’s probably for one of two reasons: 1) You like how he abuses the Constitution, insults people, lies, cheats, steals, and refuses to see reason, or 2) you vote Republican no matter what. The dude has no redeeming qualities. Even claims about him having a great economy hold no water since he got it by cutting taxes and regulations on corporations and the mega rich, and we’re all already paying for that one, with more trouble to come from it for years to come.

    • rlee7932
      6:37 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Han, Spot on
      Blacks comprise 12.5 percent of our population white whites account for 72%.

    • mcp157
      7:20 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      And what percentage of male blacks commit crimes as compared white males? Let’s just defund the police and bend our knees to idiots. Is there injustice? Yes. Is it better than it was 40-50 years ago? Yes. The reason more violence is happening to the Blacks is that they commit crimes at a greater percentage than white people do. This happened at the turn of the 20th century with inner city immigrants from Europe that were poor, too. Maybe we need to delve into why less black children grow up without a father figure. Is it due to all the social experimenting that has occurred in the last 50-60 years? Has our government made it easier to live in a household without a father due to the ease of getting a welfare check if a person is not married? Why do welfare checks go up for each child you have? it is all about personal responsibility in our society that is decreasing more and more. And that’s not a race thing, it’s nationwide. Again the media spews out the injustices to certain races more than it does if it happens to white people, it sells!

    • Urincatland
      4:04 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Totally agree!

    • UKFanSC
      9:42 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Well said

  4. rlee7932
    6:33 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Blacks are 3 times more likely to be killed by police than whites despite the fact that whites are 1.3 times more likely to be armed,

    • Cletis75
      6:40 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      I agree , but when 1/8th of the population account for 1/2 of the crimes committed, they are more likely to come in contact with police.

    • rlee7932
      6:47 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      So that’s one up vote for Alexander Stephens

    • Cletis75
      7:38 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      No, that’s called statistics! I have never flown a Confederate flag and have no reason to. When I was young and ignorant, I went to jail many times. I grew up poor, my family rented, we owned nothing of value really. All 4 children now work everyday, own our homes and have families and living the American dream. All 3 boys joined the military to get our starts, and built on that. The youngest went to college, and my sister worked her way through college. Once you realize nothing in life is free, and though it pays well, crime will only cost you in the end, you can take responsibility for yourself and become productive. One of the last farmers I worked for was a black man that worked every day just like my grandfather. All of his children are productive members of society. I always respected his family just as my own. His sister on the other hand chose welfare and only one of her 5 kids made anything of themselves. I have an Uncle that always looked for what he could get free, and some of his kids are criminals. Very few people start out with money. Only you have the ability to help you. No one can do it for you, you have to work to survive this world. I feel sorry for young black men in the ghetto whose father’s ran off, mine did too before I was 2. I hope they find role models like I did to teach them right from wrong. A lot of the guys I was in the military with told stories of selling drugs before they were teenagers. It’s terrible that no one cared enough for them in their own family to help them. They joined the military like myself to escape poverty and all of the vultures out there. I know the struggle is real, but I also know that you have make good decisions.

    • Cletis75
      8:10 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      And I hope Alexander Stephens is rotting in hell, if you really want to know what I think of Alexander Stephens!

    • sa_hunt
      7:08 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Because blacks are 3x more likely to do something to be killed by police

  5. TMac1980
    6:34 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Democrats are insane people.

    • rlee7932
      6:38 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Nascar is run by Democrats?
      Do Tell

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:38 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Politicians are insane people, no matter which party. Wake up!

    • Mr.Incognito
      12:58 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      That’s why we need term limits and campaign finance reform.

    • mcp157
      6:58 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Both parties are bad, but the Democrats are worse. We do not need term limits, the Constitution is fine, leave it alone. Take the pensions away from the politicians, that they voted for themselves, and make them live off of SSI when older and maybe they will take care of SSI better. Also make it illegal to have associations with lobbying groups and be able to run for office. Then they won’t go to D.C. and come back with a much better financial portfolio. Make being a politician more about serving the people again!

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:24 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Democrats are worse? You need to take a good long deep look into the Bush family, and while you’re at it take a look at how healthcare for profit was illegal until Nixon changed that and then Reagan (a Hollywood actor) did even further damage to healthcare and also killed the small farmer. And oh by the way Trump is an actor as well, I’m not saying any of these are worse than the Clintons or Obama but you need to do some research before you make a statement like that.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:31 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Mitch McConnell is the perfect argument for term limits!

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:35 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      By the way if you look into Prescott Bush you will find he funded Adolf’s rise to power and also funded his regime.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:35 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      And I’m not taking about Adolf Rupp.

    • Bluehender
      3:28 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Go 4ever!!..

  6. madarchitect
    6:50 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    155 more years to go for NASCAR to make it into 2020.

  7. UKFanSC
    6:52 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    One fundamental trait of humans is you cannot tell one how to feel. That’s the one thing each individual keeps for his or her self. You can tell them how to act, what to say, etc., etc. but in the end it boils down to each person acting in accordance with his/ her beliefs. You vote with your behavior, not your words.

    As for Trump, he had a chance to be presidential and didn’t. He barely won last time against an opponent people hated, no one hates Joe Biden. He’s yesterday’s news, but maybe that’s what’s needed. VP role is huge. Has to make a great choice. Could be the leader of the free world.

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:40 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Doesn’t matter who you vote for, they’re all puppets, your vote doesn’t decide a damn thing.

    • UKFanSC
      7:01 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      I know….we need better puppet masters.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:33 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Problem with that is they are controlled by the elite.

  8. NOLAcat
    7:06 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    lol, nobody will ever confuse KSR for a Mensa convention, that much is certain.

    • Park
      4:01 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Did the Mensa convention get moved?

  9. BlueFrank
    7:53 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Racism solved!

  10. Cousins Fake Tooth
    2:05 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    I would be more worried about the disrespecting jerk kneeling during the Anthem than what design is printed on a piece of cloth.

  11. 4everUKBlue
    8:42 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    The race card is being played to give them a reason to impose martial law and to take complete control. It’s coming sooner than you think. Then they will use all the rioting people not wearing masks or social distancing as an excuse for plandemic II, most likely this fall. Call me whatever names you must but you might want to wait before you have to eat crow. It’s time to wake up to how we are all being played and socially engineered, the signs are all around you.

  12. Jambluehue99
    8:57 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    Anyone who thinks this is about race is falling into the trap. Race is a means to and end. And the end game is control. Watch the news and it is on full display. You will think and act like they want you to or they will destroy you. That’s why everyone is racing to the camera and to social media to prove they are not racist. If you think this is a benign protest for racial equality you are filling yourselves. This country has bent over backward in the name of equality. Wake up!!!

  13. TPACAT
    9:38 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    So the black power fist is OK at racetracks, but not the Confederate Flag. Uh, OK…

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:47 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Like Jamblue this is not about race, it’s about complete control. Stop making it about race and wake up people.

    • TPACAT
      10:00 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      I think the guy doing the black power fist is the one making it about race…

  14. 4everUKBlue
    9:41 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    Watch this and see how the plannedemic was predicted by Bill Gates, btw way….youtube censored this video which should tell you something. This whole charade is about a financial reset, you will no longer be able to pay with cash, every single penny you spend will be tracked and with complete digital control your money can be seized at will.

  15. Ned T.
    11:53 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    NASCAR eats itself alive to join the virtue-signaling mob. Watch attendance dwindle even further, then blame Trump.

  16. JoeMoney333
    1:32 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

    I think 4everUKBlue is my favorite conspiracy theorist.

    • Ned T.
      1:55 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      You meant Adam Shiff and Jerry Nadler. The spun a good one.

    • 4everUKBlue
      2:24 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, you never answered my question. Do you believe Oswald was the lone gunman? Because if you do then you don’t believe mainstream science. In fact do you believe he was anything more than a patsy? And while we’re at it and since you asked….Do you not believe there are chemtrails? Please tell me you don’t believe these streaks in the sky were left by commercial airlines.

      How about this Joe, how about you prove anything I’ve posted wrong. I think JoeMoney333 is my favorite sheeple.

    • 4everUKBlue
      2:28 pm June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Anyone prove me wrong or you can just keep believing everything you see on the news. Hey Joe, have you even looked into any of the posts I’ve made or do you just chuckle and assume because it’s not the mainstream narrative that I must be a conspiracy theorist and wrong? “Conspiracy theory” is a termed coined by the CIA to be used to discredit anyone who did not go along with the official govt narrative on the JFK assassination.

  17. jaws2
    4:46 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    I’m really curious as to when the hypocrites that support removing historical pieces are going to start demanding that all of the original founders of this great nation HAVE to be removed as well. Hell, if you’re going to continue then demand ALL IN! How about starting with the left’s hero Sen. Byrd of Virginia. Get rid of his statue AND rename his highway. You know, the Exalted Cyclops of the VA. KKK. Or, what are you guys going to rename YALE University? You know, the one named after Eli Yale. Not only a slave OWNER but one of America’s largest slave TRADERS! It’s how he made his fortunes!
    If we’re going here, you’d better come up with a new name for the Democrat party. You know, the one’s that enriched their lives in the South in the slave trade and enforced Jim Crow laws. Yep, those guys. How about the last holdout in the US Senate for the Civil Rights Act of America!
    The Democrat Party has led led the charge in keeping minorities down from the beginning of slavery in America.

  18. njcat
    11:30 pm June 12, 2020 Permalink

    The founders were not traitors. Confederate generals and politicians were though.

    We should not honor traitors.